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Prescriber Checkup

CESAR RAMIREZ MD

7175 SW 8TH ST SUITE 201

Miami | Florida | 33144

(305) 225-9995

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,277Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 3593

$3.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 3593

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,054 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$141 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
ADVAIR DISKUS 1,022 786 1 47
LIDODERM 932 700 2 78
SINGULAIR 760 600 3 77
NEXIUM 700 531 4 36
CELEBREX 607 450 5 100
DIOVAN 607 481 5 46
OMEPRAZOLE 563 518 7 5
NAMENDA 548 424 8 50
IBUPROFEN 522 416 9 43
CLOPIDOGREL 493 389 10 30
CRESTOR 462 318 11 21
VOLTAREN 418 370 12 85
COMBIVENT 400 359 13 161
PLAVIX 382 317 14 42
CYMBALTA 381 298 15 73
SPIRIVA 364 297 16 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 361 270 17 151
TRAMADOL HCL 348 285 18 17
LOVAZA 322 257 19 106
LISINOPRIL 308 236 20 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 302 262 21 31
LANTUS 294 244 22 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290 238 23 71
METFORMIN HCL 284 233 24 6
EXELON 279 193 25 123
PENTOXIFYLLINE 277 245 26 149
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263 256 27 8
ABILIFY 261 178 28 162
JANUVIA 252 211 29 81
SIMVASTATIN 252 247 29 1
LYRICA 250 203 31 105
TRICOR 232 186 32 130
DIOVAN HCT 225 201 33 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223 193 34 3
SEROQUEL XR 219 145 35 199
ATENOLOL 218 190 36 11
BUMETANIDE 211 162 37 148
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205 180 38 89
DEXILANT 190 160 39 222
ACTOS 178 135 40 133
SORIATANE 175 102 10 41 436
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 130 42 12
FUROSEMIDE 164 136 43 9
LEXAPRO 158 133 44 184
NOVOLIN 70-30 157 151 45 146
SEROQUEL 155 123 46 172
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 148 143 47 145
SURE COMFORT 146 135 48 159
CARVEDILOL 143 128 49 23
VESICARE 141 83 50 205
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 136 114 51 74
RANITIDINE HCL 133 128 52 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 118 52 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 105 54 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129 118 55 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 128 56 10
ONGLYZA 122 77 57 221
DOVONEX 122 85 10 57 304
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 86 59 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 91 60 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 110 60 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113 107 62 65
OLANZAPINE 111 65 63 198
DIGOXIN 107 106 64 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE 104 93 R 65 152
NAFTIN 102 69 66 372
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 77 67 14
CLONIDINE HCL 97 79 67 41
INSULIN SYRINGE 96 84 69 91
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 93 84 70 286
MOMETASONE FUROATE 87 68 71 339
AMMONIUM LACTATE 86 77 72 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 80 72 22
SOLARAZE 84 49 74 280
FELODIPINE ER 81 69 75 229
OXYCODONE HCL 79 31 S2 76 59
SYMBICORT 78 62 77 160
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 70 78 48
BUPROPION XL 74 40 79 243
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 60 80 45
GABAPENTIN 71 48 81 16
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 69 53 82 253
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 68 47 R 83 95
TRAZODONE HCL 68 56 83 53
MUPIROCIN 67 56 85 132
NASONEX 67 35 85 192
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65 49 R 87 310
KETOPROFEN 64 63 88 449
KETOCONAZOLE 62 58 89 118
IMIQUIMOD 62 36 89 485
MEGACE ES 61 57 R 91 373
BONIVA 61 50 91 328
ALLOPURINOL 60 52 93 35
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 28 94 190
LACTULOSE 57 57 95 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 24 S3 96 7
AVODART 54 18 97 180
COREG CR 53 38 98 479
PRANDIN 52 41 99 317
PAROXETINE HCL 52 32 99 62
PROAIR HFA 50 44 101 54
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 15, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.